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SmilynStef
Cornfields of the midwest
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We're still glittering & shimmering at Jingle Belles with all sorts of metallics and glitter. Another creative missing piece with the recent flooding of our condominium, was the loss of my photo box by the window ... so getting a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of skipping through Blogland: Love the look of these Quick Spicy Pickles In case you want to make adjustments, here are the 2019 Tax Bracket Rates Twinkie Bundt Cake ... yes please (make mine with extra filling) Reducing... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Ingenious Inkling
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This week it's an Anything Goes Challenge at The Male Room (with an optional twist of no designer paper). For the men in my family, a Beatles-themed card is always a safe bet. Growing up, the sound track of our... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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The current inspiration at The Library Challenge is Spark Joy by Marie Kondo. A friend recently wrote me a note about how she has been applying the book's methodology in her life ... I had to laugh a little because... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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Today I'm sharing one of my favorite mixed media pieces, that unfortunately got lost in our recent flood (which is why I'm glad I always photograph my art). This piece of art was inspired by my Grandma, who was all... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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It's been three weeks since we woke-up to find several inches of water in our entire first floor due to a broken pipe in the adjacent building trash room ... good news is that the movers are finally coming Wednesday... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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Today was my second day of fused glass class. The first thing I got to do was remove my pieces from last week from the kiln. The squares on the outer edges that were closer to the heating element rounded... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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Still struggling to create the way I want without my own studio space (and my own papers) ... but I'm pushing through and creating anyway ... because making art that's not your favorite, is still better than making no art.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Ingenious Inkling
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These week's theme at Jingle Belles is ALL THAT GLITTERS ...is gold ... or sometimes silver. with the outside possibility of copper, bronze or rose gold! on the other hand, sometimes all that glitters is GLITTER! which is my very... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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For today's non-traditional *valentine* card I went with one of my favorite stamp companies ... Ink Road Stamps ... and their new stamp set Dark & Twisty ... because today can be a hard day for a lot of people... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of blogland discoveries (because thankfully when you don't have a studio, you can still search for inspiration): An Introvert's Love Affair with Books Origami Hearts Soup, Glorious Soup Free download from Paper Source I love a Chewy Chocolate... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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Today at the Technique Junkies blog I'm sharing a set of Get Well Cards using my MISTI and Technique Junkies Floral Framed Sentiments. Remember, you can use my discount code TJ10Stephanie for 10% off your entire Technique Junkies order. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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Seize the Birthday is all about Black & White Birthday cards. I started with some awesome Gina K. Designs Petite Patterns Paper and then added stamps & dies from Concord & 9th Birthday Stacks. Perfect for a classy masculine design. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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This card started with the Just Us Girls Challenge to create with wood. I combined it with the sketch from the Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge. I started with a chipboard heart and added a tiny heart sticker before adding a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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A month or so ago I signed-up to take a Fused Glass Jewelry Class through Kirkwood Community College's Continuing Education Program. It is a four Saturday class at Wapsi Glassworks. Those who follow the blog know that I have taken... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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The theme at the Cut It Up Challenge! is to be inspired by a love song. When i thought about various love song lyrics, for some reason the rather melancholy one-sided love song Happy Anniversary by The Little River Band... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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We're still SHAPING-UP for the New Year at Jingle Belles. For this week's card, I turned one of my wonky Christmas Trees into a stand-alone card. The tall skinny card attached to the back also works like an easel, so... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of fun blogland discoveries: Love the art of Jill Bliss Introvert Survival Strategies Shepherd's Pie is one of my comfort foods Color Palettes from Movie Scenes Gorgeous Wire Sculpture Art Cookie Monster Thoughs Lovely Kimono Fashion Cinnamon Swirl... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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Today's card is fun with fabric ... I applied fabric stiffener to Red Cordoroy and Denim Fabric. After they dired, I die cut the circle and large heart for my card. I added a tiny sentiment from Mama Elephant's Mini... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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Today's card is inspired by the Poppy Stamps Love Me Do Challenge. It features Heart Confetti Collage from Poppy Stamps die cut from a Purple Shimmer Card Base. I backed the die cut with silver glitter paper. The sentiment is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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Sunday I moved all of my potentially freezable art supplies to my temporary studio (i.e. inks, paints, adhesives) and then had a little time to create. I started with the Colors from the Fab Friday Challenge. The puffy heart stickers... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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Earlier this week we had a water line break in unoccupied space adjacent to our Condominium during the night. When we awoke (our bedroom is on the 2nd floor), we stepped into our entire first floor space covered with water.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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It's time for a new release of stamps at Technique Junkies ... remember you can use my discount code TJ10Stephanie for 10% off your order ... on top of all new stamps being on sale through February 8th (so make... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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We're Shaping Up for the New Year at Jingle Belles ... which means we're making shaped cards (anything but a square or rectangle will do). I decided to go with a holiday ornament shape (if you click over to the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling
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Another week of blogland adventures: How to store your food without plastic I love these Jams ... must go in search of Golden Mirabelle Plum We swear by this Ice Scraper (and have had to use it more than once... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2019 at Ingenious Inkling